This rotation is designed as a three-month block at Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital Lexington. There is a directed reading program for this rotation, which is appended to these goals and objectives. During these rotations residents are directly supervised by faculty members of the UK College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology in the provision of anesthesia and post-anesthetic care for newborns, infants, children, and adolescents up to age 21 undergoing therapeutic, diagnostic, and surgical procedures.
This care is inclusive of general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, intravenous sedation, as well as appropriate regimes for analgesia in this population.
A core curriculum of topics in pediatric anesthesia is presented yearly as a supplement to clinical work. This didactic material emphasizes the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology as it pertains to the practice of pediatric anesthesiology. A syllabus of reading material is presented to each resident at the beginning of the three months, and each resident is expected to read the relevant material.